BOSTON (CBS) – Police are searching for a suspect who fired shots at a minivan and then hit a police officer with his car as he fled the scene.
Boston Police first responded to a crash and report of shots fired in Egleston Square around 3 p.m. on Friday.
The driver of a minivan crashed into a parked car and utility pole after a white Audi shot at them, according to police.
When police found a car matching the description and approached it, the Audi almost hit two police officers and one officer shot at the car.
“They confronted the white vehicle, the white vehicle started to take off on them, the officers got out of their vehicle with their guns drawn and at that point, the white Audi backs up at one of the officers, hits one of the officers and one of the officers involved fires his revolver and fires one round at the white Audi,” explained Boston Police Commissioner William Evans while at the scene.
The Audi fled the scene and it found abandoned a few streets away.
Evans said the investigation was incredibly active and police were searching for a suspect.
Police do not believe that the suspects were injured and the officer who was struck suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Those who live in the area said their street was typically quiet.
“A bit worried. My mom texted me when I was at work saying ‘things are happening on your street, please be careful,” said Daly Franco.
Jonathan Martinez added, “It’s pretty sad because this is a pretty nice Spanish community. There’s very happy people around here so it’s pretty bad when stuff like this happens.”
No further details are currently available. Anyone with information is asked to call police.